Keese Mill, New York

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Saint Regis Presbyterian Church, designed by William L. Coulter

Keese Mill is a hamlet west of Paul Smiths, New York in Franklin County, New York in the Adirondacks. It is named for a sawmill that was located on the Keese Mill dam on the Saint Regis River. Keese Mills road, which starts at Paul Smiths, is the only road in the hamlet; it provides access to Black Pond and Long Pond, trails to Saint Regis and Jenkins Mountains and the Saint Regis Esker Trail, and the middle branch of the Saint Regis River.

History[edit]

Oliver Keese and Thomas A. Tomlinson, lumbermen and mill operators from Keeseville, New York built a sawmill there in 1851, which became the center of a small community.[1] In 1923, Marjorie Merriweather Post built Camp Topridge, a Great Camp on the esker between the nearby Spectacle Ponds and Upper Saint Regis Lake.

Keese Mill Road, the hamlet of Otisville

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seaver, Frederick J., Historical Sketches of Franklin County, Albany: J.B. Lyon & Co., 1918, p. 206 (see Ray's Place)

Further reading[edit]

  • Jamieson, Paul and Morris, Donald, Adirondack Canoe Waters, North Flow, Lake George, NY: Adirondack Mountain Club, 1987. ISBN 0-935272-43-7.

Coordinates: 44°25′57″N 74°17′46″W / 44.43250°N 74.29611°W / 44.43250; -74.29611